A Quick Review…
I gotta say, right now I am blown away. I was expecting something a lot different this time out. Isis’s recent albums ‘Panopticon’ and ‘In the Absence of Truth’ were both so polished. I mean squeaky clean. What’s on ‘Wavering Radiant’ is the opposite… it’s gritty, very gritty in fact. If I hadn’t known better I would’ve thought this was the album that came after ‘Oceanic’. Which is a really good thing.
There’s really not much to complain about here… ( Haha… Unless you hate the heavier, screamy side of Isis) Man, I just love the bass tone throughout the tracks. Their first single, 20 Minutes / 40 Years, is a perfect example. As with any Isis album… it is all about the textures; and not many bands can weave so many guitar harmonies together like them.
The band said they wanted to make an album that represented their live shows, and they’ve succeeded. I have a feeling this will end up on my top 10 list for the year.